poster - Create large posters out of PostScript pages

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name poster
Package version 20050907
Package release 1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 80 B
Download size 20.73 KB
Official Mirror
Poster takes a one-page PostScript file and scales it to a specified
size.  It can tile the resulting image into multiple smaller pages
that can be pasted together to form the big poster.  Poster prefers
EPS as its input although freer forms of PostScript are also


Package Version Architecture Repository
poster_20050907-1_amd64.deb 20050907 amd64 Debian Main
poster - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.7-1
libpaper1 -


Type URL
Binary Package poster_20050907-1_i386.deb
Source Package poster

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install poster deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install poster




2008-03-27 - Peter S Galbraith <>
poster (1:20050907-1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Daniel Hermann ]
* New upstream version introducing command line options necessary for
kdeprint (Closes: #379378, #379422, #464096)
* reapplying patches that previously fixed #255718, #323535
* not applying patch that previously fixed #339038, since it no
longer fixes the problem. Instead introducing "/setpagedevice {
pop } def" (line 968), taken from diff between 19990428 and 20050907).
* could not check #361088, test file no longer available
* multi-page poster printing may be broken to allow for non-DSC-compliant
single-page poster printing (e.g. containing "%%Page:" comments from
embedded EPS images).
2006-05-17 - Peter S Galbraith <>
poster (1:19990428-8) unstable; urgency=low
* Bug fix: "poster: Lines starting with '%' stripped from output ",
thanks to Antal K for the report and the patch (Closes: #255718).
* Bug fix: "Output of poster is not the correct Postscript file", thanks
to Wojtek Zabolotny for the report and the patch (Closes: #339038).
2006-04-06 - Peter S Galbraith <>
poster (1:19990428-7) unstable; urgency=low
* Reverting back to original version since replacement has bugs and was
abandoned upstream.  Introduced epoch in version number.
* Bug fix: "'man poster' typos: "multipier", "unpractical"; and
"uncarefully", thanks to A Costa (Closes: #323535).
2006-01-17 - Peter S Galbraith <>
poster (20020830-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Bug fix: "poster: FTBFS: Build dependency on libpaperg-dev", changed to
libpaper-dev thanks to Kurt Roeckx (Closes: #346402).
* Bumped Standards-Version to 3.6.2
2003-04-09 - Peter S Galbraith <>
poster (20020830-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Applied band-aid patch for scale factor with the '-s' option
contributed by Dylan Thurston <> (closes: #186637)
* Use libpaper patch, which somehow didn't get applied in previous
upload (closes: #188349)
* Bumped Standards-Version to 3.5.9 (okay except for optimization).
2002-09-25 - Peter S Galbraith <>
poster (20020830-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release with new upstream maintainer (closes: #158795).  
* debian/control: better description (closes: #149914)
* Switch to debhelper (for easier handling of DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS)
* Upgraded Standards-Version to 3.5.7 (except for optimization).
2001-02-21 - Peter S Galbraith <>
poster (19990428-6) unstable; urgency=low
* Upgraded Standards-Version to 3.2.1 (Added Build-Depends)
2000-05-21 - Peter S Galbraith <>
poster (19990428-5) unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainer.
1999-10-08 - Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho <>
poster (19990428-4) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/{rules,postinst,prerm}: Implement the /usr/doc transition.
* debian/rules: Use -isp with dpkg-gencontrol.
1999-07-01 - Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho <>
poster (19990428-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Signed the changes and dsc.

See Also

Package Description
posterazor_1.5.1-2_i386.deb splits an image across multiple pages for assembly into a poster
postfix-cdb_2.11.3-1+deb8u2_i386.deb CDB map support for Postfix
postfix-dev_2.11.3-1+deb8u2_all.deb Loadable modules development environment for Postfix
postfix-doc_2.11.3-1+deb8u2_all.deb Documentation for Postfix
postfix-gld_1.7-6_i386.deb greylisting daemon for postfix, written in C, uses MySQL
postfix-ldap_2.11.3-1+deb8u2_i386.deb LDAP map support for Postfix
postfix-mysql_2.11.3-1+deb8u2_i386.deb MySQL map support for Postfix
postfix-pcre_2.11.3-1+deb8u2_i386.deb PCRE map support for Postfix
postfix-pgsql_2.11.3-1+deb8u2_i386.deb PostgreSQL map support for Postfix
postfix-policyd-spf-perl_2.010-1_all.deb Simple Postfix policy server for RFC 4408 SPF checking
postfix-policyd-spf-python_1.3.1-1_all.deb Postfix policy server for SPF checking
postfix_2.11.3-1+deb8u2_i386.deb High-performance mail transport agent
postfixadmin_2.3.7-1_all.deb Virtual mail hosting interface for Postfix
postfwd_1.35-3_all.deb Postfix policyd to combine complex restrictions in a ruleset
postgis-doc_2.1.4+dfsg-3_all.deb Geographic objects support for PostgreSQL -- documentation